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  • Tangled Like Us

  • By: Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
  • Narrated by: Holly Warren, Stephen Dexter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

Jane Cobalt is an American princess. The loyal and painfully curious 23-year-old has inherited immense pressure to preserve the Cobalt legacy. But for Jane, sex, love, and life have been a series of royal failures. After a friends-with-benefits ended in disaster, she's sworn to a "no sex" hiatus for, well, eternity - and she has no intention of letting anyone in her bed and definitely not her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute!

  • By Felicia Heath on 04-01-19

Disappointed!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-19

In all the books I've listened/read from this sister duo, only 2 have not met my expectations, and sadly this was one of them. the plot seemed to go nowhere, not even sure there was one. Jane...simply did not feel like Jane, not the strong character I know and love. Hated the narration for her, she was portrayed as wishy-washy. Thatcher was just okay, expected much more from him. In a nutshell, I felt no chemistry between him and Jane, and it felt like they just went through the motions to get from point A to B.

I did enjoy catching up with all the siblings and cousins, but would have enjoyed just a smidge more time with their beloved parents.

I will not give up on this series, I have faith in the Ritchie sisters, they very rarely disappoint, but unfortunately for me, this book did not live up to what I know they are capable of.

  • Getting Schooled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,305

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy - he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious yet Romantic

  • By Maya on 04-07-18

A feel good, sweet romance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-18

A lovely second chance romance with very little angst. The narration was wonderful. I can't think of one thing that I didn't like about this story...it was perfect!

  • Neanderthal Seeks Human

  • A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,107

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny and very entertaining

  • By SIMARA on 11-21-17

3 Stars! Somewhat boring!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Lots and lots of internal dialogue, a judgemental heroine (who I guess was supposed to be quirky but I found her to be annoying and somewhat stupid), and very little spark between her and the hero. I just didn't see his attraction to her. I enjoyed the beginning and then got bored. I wouldn't say it was horrible, the narration was good, but with all the hype around this series I expected it to be much better. I will listen to the next book with hopes that it improves. We'll see.

  • Defying the Odds

  • Battered Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Kele Moon
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Munro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Melody is running from her past and the small, country town of Garnet is the perfect hiding place. With an ex-husband after her and scars from her abusive marriage etched deep, the last thing she expects is to fall for a man who makes a living with his fists, but she can't resist Clay or the tender connection they share. Finding love in the most unlikely of places, the passion is undeniable, but Clay and Melody know their haunted pasts and unpredictable futures leave the odds stacked against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely done!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-17

Nicely done!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

A favorite read brought to life by the talented Elizabeth Munro. I'm always a little hesitant when books I love are given a voice but the narrator did a wonderful job portraying the characters and allowing the listener to get lost in this sweet romance. I can't wait for the next one in the series!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sidebarred

  • A Legal Briefs Novella
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805

There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless - in and out of the courtroom. Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he's a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure - a family man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sebastian York’s voice is Jake’s voice!

  • By Angelica Quintero on 04-24-16

5++ Feel Good Stars!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-16

A delightful sweet treat for readers whose hearts were captured by the charming characters in Sustained. This novella brings us up to speed on Jake, Chelsea and their adorable brood of kiddies along with Stanton and Sofia from Overruled, and Brent and Kennedy from Appealed.

I was thrilled when I realized that Emma Chase was going to top this amazing series off with another chance for readers to re-visit with all the characters we fell in love with in the Legal Brief series. The characters remain true to themselves and the author doesn’t drag the plot down with unnecessary angst but instead gives readers an endearing memorable story. I was impressed with how Sidebarred read like so much more than a novella…not a word or scene is wasted. It is rich with witty dialogue, amusing situations, heartwarming moments, and passionate sexy good times. Jake and Chelsea are still burning up the sheets, or wherever opportunity allows some grown-up lovin’! With 6 kids in the house, it’s not easy but Jake is always at the ready! Love him so much, he’s one of my favorite characters!

The crème de la crème…within this epilog-ish style novella, there is an epilog and it will have your heart swelling out of your chest and happy tears welling in your eyes! Thank you, Emma Chase for a truly unforgettable happily ever after! If you’re a fan of the Legal Briefs series Sidebarred is absolute must read!

This by far is my favorite novella of 2016 and I can’t imagine anything that could top it unless of course, it’s another one written by Emma Chase! I’m sad to see this series come to a close but I can’t wait to see what this amazing author has in store for us next!

About the narration…

Sebastian York is a listener’s dream narrator and he never fails to capture the sentiment of the story and the personalities of the characters. His rich sensual voice has a dreamy like quality and exudes what we expect a sexy male lead character to sound like, but he also gives a great voice to female characters and children. He doesn’t try to imitate them but rather softens his tone or raises it slightly to portray the various characters throughout. He also changes his voice just enough to distinguish one male character from the other, in this case, Jake, Stanton and Brent. While there is no doubt this is an excellent read, Sebastian York takes it to another level with his brilliant narration!

  • Seduction and Snacks

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG I CAN'T BREATH!

  • By R. Smith on 03-30-14

4.5 Stars! Not for everyone, but it satisfied me!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-15

About the story...
This book requires a particular taste that's for sure. I thought it was deliciously dirty and found myself in bouts of laughter. Yeah, at times it was a bit much, but to be fair to the author she gives readers a warning. You need a warped sense of humor and not take offense to foul language, fortunately for me I met all the criteria. I wished the author had backed off the sex just a teeny bit and focused a little more on the story, but then again sex is what got them into the mess they were in. Although, after the intial shock wore off, Claire accepted all of it, didn't consider it a mess, more a blessing, and was a wonderful mother. She might not have said as much, but her actions and love for her son were quite evident. And, when Carter came into the picture he was a wonderful partner for her and a willing, loving father for Gavin!

Smexy fun aside, this is a wonderful read about the sacrifices we make when that unexpected surprise, that keeps on giving for 18+ years, comes into our lives. I'm definitely on board for the next book!

About the audiobook...
Romy Nordlinger did a fantastic job with the narration...top notch voicing. But, listener beware, you might want to stay within the confines of your home when you turn this one on. Not the type of read you want to be plugged into out in public because it will turn you on, and you'll find yourself being hauled off in straight jacket when you randomly burst out laughing! Wear a sign around your neck stating that you're listening to an audio book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Imperfections

  • By: Cardeno C.
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with "The" Jeremy Jameson and can't say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once-in-a-lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites of all time!

  • By Belen on 08-30-15

5 Stars! Flawless!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-15

About the story...

A straightforward read, very little angst, with a heavy focus on the relationship...which was as always, deliciously sweet!

Cardeno C. does an amazing job when it comes to characters developing a friendship first, then building on that as they search for something more. It's a trademark aspect in many of this author's books, and something I really enjoy and look forward too. You get to know them first, understand their frame of mind before they deepen their bond and become intimate...an then it's always so loving and tender. Such is the relationship that develops between Jeremy and Reg

It was a delightful read, and as with all of Cardeno C's books, the sweet bubbles to the top and leaves the reader with a satisfying glow and a happily-ever-after smile!

About the audio book...

This was my first listen by Charlie David and I found his narration to be as smooth as silk. His tone was easy on the ears, he created distinguishable fitting voices for each of the characters, and transitioned nicely from one to the next. The narrator also understood Jeremy and Reg's personalities, brought the needed emotions into their voices at the right time, captured the essence of the story and made this a very pleasant listen. I'll definitely be looking for more of his work

Loved the rock song intro in the beginning, and then the brief musical interludes between chapters, however I wish it would have only played once, it wasn't necessary for it to fade in and out twice. That's my only complaint.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bruiser

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,147

Tennyson: Don’t get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” by the entire school. He’s the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, Brontë, dating him? One of these days she’s going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it’s not going to end well.BronteMy brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way — no right to threaten him. There’s a reason why Brewster can’t have friends — why he can’t care about too many people.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars! A deeply touching emotional story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-02-15

4.5 Stars! A deeply touching emotional story!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-15

In a nutshell, this story centers around how much of yourself your willing to give to protect, shelter, and save those you love. Brewster "Bruiser", the main male protagonist, has a unique ability, or rather abilities, which I won't touch on so I don't ruin the story for potential readers. Keep in mind, nothing, nothing at all is at it seems. The paranormal element worked, it was different, a little strange at first, but once you understand what's happening, it all makes sense. At times it's painful to read about, and my heart hurt for Brewster...so, so much!

Brontë was lovely character, she was kind, compassionate and non-judgmental. She was also strong, determined and I adored her. She didn't let rumors and misconceptions sway her feelings, she saw past what everyone else thought they knew to be true, and was able to see the awesomeness that was a boy named Brewster! If there were only more people like her in this world.

Brontë and Brewster's siblings, Tennyson and Cody learn a valuable lesson, they were initially quite selfish, but both of them come around when they realize how much Brewster is giving of himself.

I had no idea how much this story would affect me, and I was praying for a good outcome...for everyone...well, almost everyone!

Sometimes when you give of yourself there are those willing to give back, even if it means they won't be the same, but it will make you whole again. A poignant message in this beautiful book, and I think about these characters and this story quite often. It definitely left its mark on me.

I was relieved and satisfied with the ending, but an epilogue would put my heart in a little better place. I'd love to get back into the lives of these characters someday.

About the audiobook...

Brilliantly narrated by a collective group of talented voices: Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels and Laura Hamilton! There is no doubt the author, Neal Shusterman, wrote a beautiful story, but the combined efforts of these individuals brought it to another level. I'm not always a fan of multiple narrators for one book, but this flowed incredibly well and each of them captured the essence of the characters they voiced!

31 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Hate to Love You

  • By: Elise Alden
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Despite my slutty reputation, I was technically a virgin at 18. The faint positive on a budget pregnancy test sent me spinning moments before meeting my sister's snooty new fiancé. Shaking hands with upper-crusty James was like downing a triple shot of vodka. Dizzy with desire, confused by my body's reaction, and shocked by the possessiveness flashing in his eyes, I deceived him that night and told the world at their wedding reception. The truth? I slept with my sister's fiancé.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end! Love narrator!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-29-14

4.5 Stars~Twisted, intense, captivating love story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Paisley, the main female protagonist, does some despicable things in this story, which nearly caused me to stop reading, but it also intrigued me enough that I had to continue on! I'm glad I did, because although I didn't condone her actions, her age and bitter past explained her need for attention, and why she did those shameful things. You couldn't help but wonder what brought her to this deceitful place, and it's revealed as the story moves forward. Was what she did still wrong? Yes, but I still found myself sympathizing and rooting for her till the end! Inherently Paisley is a good person, who made some hurtful and stupid mistakes.

James was not much better, and although he's presented as the good entity in this story, he should have known better, but lust clouds his thinking. His reaction towards Paisley is so intense and nearly out of his control, he just acts and doesn't think. He says and does some hateful things, which Paisley does, yet doesn't deserve. Confused me too! There's a strong sexual attraction, but also a protective nature that James feels toward her, and that's what endeared me to him. On the surface these two act one way, but once their hearts get involved there is no denying this is more than lust!

I wasn't sure this could possibly end well, but somehow, albeit a little far-fetched, it ends on a good note! I wanted to believe, so I bought it hook, line and sinker!

This was definitely a different type of read for me, and my hats off to Elise Alden for capturing my attention, arousing my curiosity, and keeping me entranced with her expressive writing and heady dialogue. Presenting the story from Paisley's point-of-view also allowed for more of a character/reader connection, which I think is the reason I felt sorry for her. Had it not been written from her perspective, my take on this story might have been unsympathetic on the heroine's plight. But, I took Paisley's journey with her...and in my book it's what made all the difference!

Carmen Rose's narration was amazing! While I probably still would have enjoyed the story had I read the book, this talented animated narrator embraced the story and Paisley's character, allowing me the full experience of Hate to Love You!

  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sure Kelsey makes poor choices, who doesn't?

  • By Bonnie on 10-12-14

4.5 LOL Stars!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-14

Any additional comments?

The Story
I love the people of the KTC and want to work with them!!

This was quick read, but it was big on laughs. Molly Harper is one of the most consistent writers I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Her fun engaging plots, quirky charming characters, and entertaining storytelling is something that this author has down pat, and she does it so well.

I adored Kelsey from the first book, My Bluegrass Baby, and she was just as fun and witty here. I missed some of the characters and familiarity in the 2nd book, Rhythm and Bluegrass, but have no fear, that odd bunch is back and they added so much to Kelsey’s journey to love in Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

The story centers around a love/attraction triangle between Kelsey, Charlie, a sweet character we are familiar with from the first book, and Luke, a charming new character. When a snow and ice storm has the three of them, along with the employees from the Kentucky Tourism Commission trapped at the lodge where Luke has provided them with accommodations, things become a bit crazy. Kelsey doesn’t know which direction her heart should take, but everyone from that zany group has to have their say and they don’t hold back. They speak their mind and we are the beneficiaries of the laughs! Some of them employ tactics to help her decide and at the same time exact their own form of revenge.

One of the highlights of the read was seeing where Sadie and Josh are in their relationship, as well as Bonnie and Will! I wasn’t a big fan of the latter couple’s book, but I really enjoyed them here. The book’s overall appeal doesn’t just apply to a few characters and their romantic dilemmas, but all the characters, how they annoy each other, and at the same time look out for one another. Fun times all around!

Even though the right guy got the girl, my hope is that the other guy will get a story too! After being a little disappointed with the last book, I’m glad to say that Snow Falling on Bluegrass put this series back on track and has me yearning for it to go on!

The Narration
5 Big Stars for the brilliant Amanda Ronconi!

I can’t imagine anyone else giving a voice to this writer’s words! It’s a wonderful relationship between author and narrator, and an enjoyable experience for the listener. Molly Harper is the clever, capable author of Snow Falling on Bluegrass, but it almost feels like Amanda Ronconi may have had a hand in it somewhere along the line, even if it’s just her voice in the author’s head when she writes. I know this author stands on her own talent and I can’t take anything away from her amazing storytelling, but when Harper’s books are narrated by the gifted Ronconi, they take on new life and are even better!

For an avid audiobook listener like me, having this talented narrator’s voice in my ears is like hitting the listening jackpot!

If you’ve never plugged into an audiobook, but want to see what it’s about, give the Harper/Ronconi team a try. You won’t be disappointed!

*A copy of the audiobook was provided via Audible in exchange for an honest review*